General Mills issues recall of certain Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios
MINNEAPOLIS — General Mills on Tuedsay announced that it is recalling Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios products produced in its facility in Lodi, Calif. The products being recalled are labeled as being gluten free, but may in fact contain wheat as a result of an offloading issue when the company was transitioning five Cheerios cereals to be gluten free and wheat flour was introduced to the oat flour system.
“We want to reassure you that this was an isolated incident and we have implemented a solution to ensure that this will not happen again,” the company said. “The Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios produced at our other facilities are, and will continue to be, FDA compliant and gluten-free. We’ll also continue to test products and our oat flour supply extensively to ensure our products meet the gluten-free standard.”
The products being recalled are those Honey Nut Cheerios varieties with the following “better if used by” dates:
- and 25JUL2016LD.
Plain Cheerios being recalled have the following “better if used by” dates:
- and 17JUL2016 LD.
General Mills said that it’s safe for those who are gluten intolerant or have celiac disease to consume Cheerios products made at other facilities, as they were not affected. The company said that customers who can’t eat gluten and are affected by the recall should contact General Mills for a replacement of refund.
Bartell Drugs, Oberto team to fundraise for Seattle Children’s Hospital
SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs is teaming up with fellow Washington-based company Oberto Beef Jerky to help benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital. Throughout October, for every bag of Oberto jerky purchased at a Bartell Drugs location, a donation will be made to the hospital.
“Regardless of a family’s ability to pay, Seattle Children’s delivers world-class care and is recognized as one of the top children’s hospitals in the U.S.,” Bartell Drugs President and CEO Brian Unmacht said. “This collaborative fundraising effort focuses on supporting the important healthcare role that Seattle Children’s plays in our region.”
Bartell locations will feature promotional materials in-store and in advertisements for the rest of October, according to the company. Bartell and Oberto expect for their total contribution, to be presented to the hospital president by executives from both companies, to be around $25,000.